KISS Lash Couture: Naked Drama & 5th Avenue

Many of you probably know about my love/hate relationship with false eyelashes. I think falsies add beautiful thickness and drama to my fair, barely-there lash line. They really are the finishing touch to any makeup look, plus I appreciate how they can hide a multitude of mistakes when it comes to dodgy eyeshadow application. My all-time favourite night-out combo is a huge fluffy pair of lashes, winged eyeliner and the Stila Magnificent Metals Liquid Eyeshadows sparkling away in the background. As much as I adore false lashes, my shakey hands and twitchy eyelids make it incredibly hard for me to apply them. The easiest ones I found are the Eylure Pre-Glued Texture 117 Lashes, as they are relatively fuss-free. When I’m sent lashes to review, I get incredibly worried as I know it’s going to be a bit of a drama applying them perfectly and then trying to get a decent selfie to show you guys, but nevertheless I couldn’t help myself when I got a press release about the stunning Lash Couture Collection from KISS in my inbox…

KISS Lash Couture: Naked Drama & 5th AvenueKISS Lash Couture: Naked Drama & 5th Avenue

KISS Lash Couture offers a range of different styles. The collection includes Naked Drama, Triple Push-Up, Faux Mink, Faux Mink double packs and 5th Avenue. Whilst Triple Push-Up and 5th Avenue offer burlesque-like glamour and volume, the Naked Drama and Faux Mink collection give soft, fluffy, fluttery lashes; there’s literally a style to suit everyone, plus they are cruelty-free, reusable, contact-lens friendly and retail for just £7.99 a pack.

KISS Lash Couture: Naked Drama & 5th AvenueKISS Lash Couture: Naked Drama & 5th Avenue

I was sent Splendour from the 5th Avenue collection and Veil from the Naked Drama collection. I found the Naked Drama lashes far easier to apply than the Splendour ones. As Splendour has a super thick band, you’d think they’d be simple to apply as there’s more for the glue to bond to, however, I found that it actually worked against me. Not only were they very heavy, but I also found that they didn’t really curve around my eyes and kept coming away and jabbing me in the corner of the eyes. Beautiful but not beginner-friendly that’s for sure. Definitely leaving this style to the professionals. The Naked Drama lashes in Veil were definitely more my bag…

The application is FAR from perfect, I know, but I quickly took a few snaps whilst I was getting ready to go out and it’s nothing a bit of eyeliner and sparkle couldn’t fix/hide. Also, please ignore my wild Merida from Brave hair and brows in these photos; they were both a work in progress when some decent light miraculously appeared in my bedroom. I’m still working on my technique but these are definitely an improvement from my earlier attempts – believe me. I found that the smaller, flexi-band of the Naked Drama lashes curved to the contours of my eyes a lot easier than the 5th Avenue ones and this helped me out a lot during application. They also stayed on all night and are really lightweight, so I kept forgetting that I was wearing any despite how beautifully fluttery they are.

The KISS Lash Couture: Naked Drama & 5th Avenue Collections are both available at Boots and Superdrug and retail for £7.99 per pack.

* This post contains PR samples.